FTT major Mary Green at her internship with FOX13 Tampa Bay

FTT’s concentration in Television enables students to examine network, post-network, and broadcast television, as well as the cultural implications of TV as a medium.  Areas of faculty expertise include TV industry and broadcasting, gender and cultural studies, new media, and television history. 

The Television concentration helps prepare students for internships in a variety of related venues -production, news, sports, creative entertainment and marketing.   Recent TV concentrators have interned at CBS News, Clear Channel Communications, The Discovery Channel, Fighting Irish Digital Media, HBO Sports, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Bravo, Lionsgate Film & Television, The Late Show with David Letterman, MTV, Jimmy Kimmel Live, NBC and VH-1.






Core Requirements

  • Basics of Film & Television
  • History of Television
  • Critical Approaches to Television
  • Four 3-credit-hour 40k electives
  • 9 hours of FTT general electives

Course Descriptions


  • La Telenovela                                   
  • Technology, Society, & Ethics
  • Writing for Screen and Stage
  • Global Cinema Culture I & II
  • Teen Culture
  • Intro to Japanese Popular Culture  
  • Internet Television Production
  • Intro to Film & Television Production & Lab                                                      
  • Interactive Media/Motion Graphics  
  • Sound & Music Design-Digital Media
  • History of Documentary Film
  • TV Genres
  • Critical Approaches to Television
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Broadcasting and Cable
  • Introduction to New Media
  • Sports and Television  
  • Film and Digital Culture
  • Special Effects for Studio & Stage
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Digital Cinema Production & Lab
  • Advanced Digital Cinema Production & Lab
  • Documentary Video Production & Lab
  • High Definition Production
  • Advanced 3D Digital Production
  • The Telly in Transition: British Television & Lab
  • Contemporary Hollywood
  • Media Culture
  • Walt Disney in Film and Culture
  • Sinatra 
  • The Apartment Plot
  • Media Ethics
  • Entertainment & Arts Law  
  • Media Stardom  and  Celebrity Culture
  • Media Industries
  • TV as a Storytelling Medium
  • Contemporary TV Genres
  • Religion and Television
  • Media and The Presidency
  • Media, Memory, and History
  • The Culture of Portable Media Devices
  • Digital Devices
  • Contemporary Media Practices
  • Telling About Society
  • Art and Pop Culture 
  • FTT Internship
  • ND Film Society
  • Thesis and Undergrad Research